Local Matters

Recent comments

Community Sponsors


blackchief_mariam_-_photo.jpgMariam Jane Blackchief, 91 of Basom, NY, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday (September 3, 2022) at her residence.

She was born September 1, 1931 in Alabama, NY, a daughter of the late Webster and Gladys Blackchief.

Jane resided on the Tonawanda Indian Reservation where she was a member of the former Tonawanda Indian Presbyterian Church, Seneca Singers and was of the Deer Clan. She was currently a member of the Clarence Presbyterian Church. She was employed by Buffalo General Hospital where she was a librarian prior to her retirement. She loved her two cats and feeding the birds.  Jane was also a longtime fan of the New York Yankees and enjoyed watching NASCAR.

Jane was the sister of the late Judith Blackchief and Donald Blackchief

She is survived by several cousins that include Roberta Mitten, Gary Moses, Loren Jones & Janet Barber all of Basom and Leslie Cohan of Glenwood, NY. Also survived by many dear friends.

A Memorial Service will be held Saturday (September 10th), 10:00am at the Clarence Presbyterian Church,9675 Main St., Clarence, NY.

Expressions of sympathy may be shared at: www.mcandrewfuneralhomes.net




LeRoy ~ Barbara J. Tinney, age 82, of Summit Street, passed away unexpectedly Friday morning (Sept. 2, 2022) at United Memorial Medical Center in Batavia.

     She was born May 19, 1940 in Elba, NY, a daughter of the late Milton and Sabina Pelz Rohr.

   barbara_tinney_0.jpg  Barb will be remembered as an amazing wife, mother, grandmother, sister and dear friend, who had a passion for gardening and dog obedience competitions.  She was a member of the Stafford Garden Club and former president of AFS in LeRoy.  Her love of showing Golden Retrievers all began with her first canine love, “Timbo”.  She competed in dog obedience trials for over 18 years throughout WNY, Canada, PA and OH.

     She will be sadly missed by her husband of 57 years, Robert J. Tinney; her children, Jean (Dave) Hurst, Joseph Tinney, Patricia (Gordon) Klein and Holly (Brandon) Woodard; grandchildren, Zachery McVicker, Erica Klein, Kassondra (Chris) Klein, Lily Woodard and Ben Woodard; future great-grandchild, Willow Dulaney; sister-in-law, Mary Rohr; step-sister, Maryellen Stanley and brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Michael (Connie) Tinney.

     She was predeceased by her brother, Donald Rohr.

     Services will be private.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Volunteers for Animals of Batavia, 3841 West Main St. Rd., Batavia, NY 14020

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Barbara’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

LeRoy ~ Donald P. Schlonski, age 79, of Keeney Avenue, passed away Wednesday afternoon (August 17, 2022) at The Pearl Nursing Center of Rochester.

    donald_p._schlonski_0.jpg He was born January 26, 1943 in Batavia, a son of the late Joseph Schlonski and Vivian Lambert.

     Don will be remembered for his love of cooking and his pets.  He also enjoyed attending family cook outs and visiting “blue hole” on the Oatka Creek.

     He is survived by his wife, Barbara Birge Schlonski; his five children, Donald (Chris) Schlonski, Michael Schlonski, Deborah Schlonski, Jamie Schlonski and Scott Schlonski; 8 grandchildren; his canine companion, Scooter, along with many nieces and nephews.

     Don was predeceased by his brother, Thomas and sisters, Carol, Barbara and Peanie.

     Family and friends may call on Saturday, Sept. 10 from 1 ~ 3 PM at the Falcone Family Funeral & Cremation Service Inc., 8700 Lake St. Rd. (Rt. 19), LeRoy.

     Memorials are suggested to Don’s family.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Don’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Oakfield - Daniel T. O'Grady, 73, passed away on Tuesday, August 30, 2022 at Strong Memorial Hospital.

He was born Friday, January 7th, 1949 in Buffalo, a son of the late Leo O'Grady and Jean Mack O'Grady.

Dan loved all sports but rooted the most for the Buffalo Bills and New York Yankees. He enjoyed attending baseball games, football games and soccer games in the surrounding towns. He enjoyed bowling, fishing and playing all sorts of games. Dan loved going out on Friday nights for a fish fry and beer.

He loved kids and animals and adopted a stray cat from the neighborhood and named him Buddy. Dan brought Buddy into the house and let him sleep with him before he was given permission to adopt Buddy.

Dan was very social and outgoing and was always cracking jokes with everyone around him. He enjoyed making up little nicknames for all the staff. Dan was always happy to see new people and he made sure to make everyone he met feel like his best friend. He was very opinionated and was always ready to offer constructive criticism.

Surviving are his sisters, Tina Bombardo, Mary Geddes and Ann Lynn O'Grady; nieces, Kiera Larsen Terrasson and Tanya Larsen Hassell; grand-nieces, Grace Terrasson, Juliette Terrasson, Trinity Terrasson and Alexa Hassell; grand-nephew, Nick Hassell along with his family from the ARC.

He is predeceased by his sister, Gail P. Larson, who passed away in 2019.

Family and friends are invited to call on Tuesday, September 6th, 2022  from 12:00 pm  to 2:00 pm  and from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm at the Bohm-Calarco-Smith Funeral Home, 308 East Main Street, Batavia, where funeral services will follow at 6 pm. All who attend are encouraged to wear their favorite sports teams clothing for services.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to The Arc Glow of New York online at www.arcglow.org/index.php/donate-now. Please leave a condolence, share a story, or light a candle at www.bataviafuneralhomes.com.

david_beach.jpgDavid A. Beach 65, of Perry, entered eternal rest on August 29, 2022. David was born January 29, 1957, in Buffalo, NY. He was a devoted husband to Deborah (Nutty) Beach of 41 years.

Surviving, along with his wife are his children, daughter Alisha (Shay) Sinitiere, sons Bryan (Angie) and Jared Beach. Proud grandfather of Shay, Annalyse, Kelsey and Bree. He is also survived by his mother-in-law Anna Nutty, brother James (Debra) Beach and his sister Joann Wells, along with his sisters and brothers-in-law Darlene (Don) Clark, Rick (Michelle) Nutty, Randy (Cindy) Nutty, Denise (Dan) Beal, Dawn (Jim) Van Dusen and Hope (Donnie) Mansell along with several nieces and nephews.

David is predeceased by his parents Richard and Lola Beach, his sister Jeanette and his father-in-law Bud Nutty.

He loved spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. Some of his many hobbies included gardening with his wife, woodworking, photography, drawing, hunting, and fishing. He was a dedicated employee at Markin Tubing in Wyoming, NY for over 40 years.

Family and friends are invited to celebrate his life on September 10, 2022, from 9:30-11:30am at Marley Funeral Home, 135 Main St, Attica, NY followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at Saints Joachim and Anne, 50 East Ave, Attica, NY. He will be laid to rest in Forest Hill Cemetery.     

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Genesee Cancer Assistance or Mercy Flight. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.marleyfuneralhome.com. Arrangements completed by Marley Funeral Home, LLC, 135 Main Street, Attica, New York 14011.

macklem.jpg  Brian Macklem, 70, of Rochester passed away peacefully on Wednesday August 31, 2022 at Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home in Perry. He was born on September 12, 1951 in York, Canada to the late Robert W.D. and Marion (Dodd) Macklem. He is also predeceased by his brother; Richard Macklem.

Brian worked as a UPS Driver for many years. He enjoyed fishing, boating, watching hockey and spending time with his family.

He is survived by his sons; Michael and Jeff Macklem of Rochester; siblings Robert Macklem of Batavia, Vincent Macklem of TX., Denise Macklem of OK., along with several nieces and nephews.

There will be no prior calling hours and Services will be private for the family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Suzanne’s Comfort Care Home 167 N. Main St. Perry, NY 14530 or Donor’s choice. To leave a message of condolence please visit www.gilmartinfuneralhome.com or for more information call (585) 343-8260. Arrangements completed by Gilmartin Funeral Home & Cremation Company, Inc. 329-333 West Main Street Batavia, New York 14020.

John L. Caccamise, 70, of LeRoy passed away on Tuesday, August 23, 2022, after a courageous battle with cancer. Predeceased by his parents, Leslie A. and Barbara Caccamise; and brother- in-law, Kenneth White, John is survived by his wife Bonnie; children, Jennifer (Rob) McCart, of Mt. Morris and John Caccamise (Jenna Stoll), of Holley; grandchildren Joey, Charlie, Danny, Cory, and Caitlyn; siblings Linda White, Donna (Tom) Schunk, Leslie (Jerry Burch) Caccamise, Michael Caccamise, and Jason (Cindy) Caccamise; many nieces and nephews, and special friends.

A lifelong resident of LeRoy, John lived a simple and honest life. He loved and enjoyed all things nature. He was an avid outdoorsman and handyman, always working on projects. John even built his family home and several family cabin retreats. Early in his career, John worked for Crocker’s Farm Service. Following his passion, he eventually became owner and operator of his own small business for many years.

At John’s request, there will be no prior calling hours. A private burial service will be held at the convenience of the family. John will be laid to rest in Stafford Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Wilmot Cancer (90 Crittenden Blvd, Rochester, NY 14642).

LeRoy ~ Christine Ann Marie Wark, age 37, of East Main Road, passed away unexpectedly at home on Monday, August 22, 2022.

   christine_wark_0.jpg  Christine will be remembered as a loving wife, mother, sister and dear friend to many.  She was loved by many and will be sadly missed.

     She is survived by her husband, Donald G. Cooper; her daughters, Ashley Tucker, Emily Cooper, Marie Cooper and Kaitlyn Cooper; brothers, Jason Wark (Cristal Anderson) and John Wark.

     She was predeceased by her father and mother, John Charles Wark and Marie Collopy Reinagel.

     A Celebration of Christine’s Life will be held at a later date.

     Your memories and condolences may be shared with Christine’s family at www.falconefuneralhome.com.

Kimberly Ann Quincey, 51, of Homosassa, FL passed away on July 18, 2022 after a brief illness at Shands Hospital in Gainesville, FL.

Kimmy, as she was known by close family and friends, was born on September 12, 1970 at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester, NY. She is predeceased by her father, John Quincey and step-mother, Sheila Quincey of Batavia.

Survivors include her mother, Marilyn Quincey, of Lutz, FL and her son Talon (Madison) Gauthier. Her surviving siblings include; Lana (Gary) Cotsonas of Homosassa, FL, Christopher (Valerie) Liles of Byron, Jeremy (Sandra) Liles of Batavia, and Ashley (Jason) Mlyniec of Batavia; also survived by aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Kimmy, was a former hairdresser and loved exploring new places, often with her longtime friend Brian O’Connor of FL. She was known to go skydiving as often as she could and enjoyed hiking. She always made sure to visit Letchworth State Park when she visited family in NY. She had a huge heart for animals, especially her dog Molly, whom she often traveled with. Kimmy enjoyed renovating her house, boating, fishing, and being a grandmother to her three grandsons Hayden, Jayce, and Camdin Gauthier.


Copyright © 2008-2022 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service

blue button

News Break